DIY Carnival Roulette Wheel

Add a fun element to any party with this colorful roulette wheel.

What You'll Need

Roulette Wheel Tara Donne

  • Cardboard
  • String compass
  • Craft knife
  • Craft paint
  • Stones
  • Yardstick
  • Approximately six to eight washers; one 1/4"x 3"-long
  • Bolt
  • Two nuts
  • One newspaper medallion (see above)
  • Bucket

    Make It

    1. Use string compass to make an 18" cardboard circle; cut it out. Cut out an arrow the same width as your yardstick.
    2. Poke a hole through center of circle.
    3. Divide circle into eight sections; paint each its own color. Paint arrow red.
    4. Paint a few stones with each color from the wheel; let dry.
    5. To rig wheel, thread the bolt as follows: through one nut, one washer, newspaper medallion, cardboard wheel, five washers, yardstick (use its preexisting hole), one washer, and second nut; tighten.
    6. Try spinning wheel and add washers if it scrapes yardstick.
    7. Place the yardstick into a bucket; fill with stones. Top with painted stones.
    8. Hot-glue arrow to yardstick.

    Originally published in the May 2013 issue of Parents magazine.